University of Calgary

Suzanne Goopy

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

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Not currently teaching any courses.


Dr Suzanne Goopy hails from Brisbane, Australia and joined the Faculty of Nursing in July 2014. With over 20 years experience in social science and health related research Dr Goopy is a social anthropologist, visual ethnographer, and artist who brings a fresh approach to understanding and engaging community through her emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research. Of particular interest to her is the role that the visual can play in research as both a data collection tool and a research outcome.

Dr Goopy’s research program is focused around the theme of journey with a special interest in visually mapping communities. Her most recent works have focused on life history and exploring the relationships between well-being, health, youth, ageing, culture, and identity.

Suzanne’s work (and that of her collaborators) has been exhibited in galleries, included in cultural festivals and touring exhibitions, as well as being published and recognized in international journals, books, and magazines.

You might like to take a look at one of her collaborative projects here:

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Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD - How Italians manage the seriously sick: Social relations and staff culture in an intensive care unit in Rome
    Griffith University, 2001
  • BA Honours - Badges, bedpans and beepers: redefining the status of the nurse
    Griffith University, 1994
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